Monday, February 1, 2010

...'marvelous error'...


Last night, as I was sleeping,
I dreamt~~marvelous error!~~
that a spring was breaking
out in my heart.
I said:  Along which secret aqueduct,
Oh water, are you coming to me,
water of a new life
that I have never drunk?

Last night, as I was sleeping,
I dreamt~~marvelous error!~~
that I had a beehive
here inside my heart.
And the golden bees
were making white combs
and sweet honey
from my old failures.

Last night, as I was sleeping,
I dreamt~~marvelous error!~~
that a fiery sun was giving
light inside my heart.
It was fiery because I felt
warmth as from a hearth
and sun because it gave light
and brought tears to my eyes.

Last night, as I slept,
I dreamt~~marvelous error!~~
that it was God I had
here inside my heart.

~Antonio Machado~




9 comments:

  1. fun verse...the bees in the heart was a really cool visual!

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  2. Hi Bonnie

    what a fresh fun piece of writing...thanks for the buzz!!!

    Happy days

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  3. Oh water, are you coming to me,
    water of a new life
    that I have never drunk?

    I really like that. And the photo also.

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  4. Your photos are beautiful and happily married to that verse. :)

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  5. last night,as i was sleeping
    i dreamt~ marvelous error~
    that i was reading
    a beautiful blog post
    today now it become true ,

    hahha :))
    nice post

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  6. Hey Dan: I think Machado is saying that calling it a 'dream' is the error.

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  7. Oh, (sorry to be so dense). I'm always singing "Life is but a dream." in kindergarten, so the curtains between dreamworlds and waking worlds are somewhat permeable to be.

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  8. Nice contribution to the poetry slam day.

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